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Offline Zevk

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Coolant radiator hoses replacement
on: 05 June, 2021, 08:01:21 AM
Gday all!

As my bike is now 9.5 yrs young....
2102 1050SE with 35,000 km

I am considering replacing the 3 main coolant hoses, precautionary, as they feel hard and not as flexible as they should be  :084:

All the other smaller diameter hoses ie expansion tank overflow and radiator to overflow tank, are in good condition and do not need replacement

see photo of part numbers below

#10,#17,#26

Prices are in AUD shipping not included yet (from Tasmania to Melbourne likely $20)

Has anyone done this?

Samco are nice.... but the OEM parts are not as expensive  :006:



Last Edit: 05 June, 2021, 08:09:53 AM by Zevk
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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #1 on: 05 June, 2021, 09:49:15 AM
It's pretty scarey to consider a 2012 Tiger to be almost 10 years old now :191:

It's a fact that rubber hoses dry out and crack. Some manufacturers also make them biodegradeable which doesnt help  :125:

So I'm presuming those larger hoses are help on with screw rightened jubilee clips? I can't see it being too challenging as rubber bends pretty easily. Just dip the ends in hot water prior to pushing home so they are able to stretch over the metal easily enough. AND don't forget to slide the clip over the hose first  :192:
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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #2 on: 05 June, 2021, 02:22:17 PM
I just replaced my 1st hose, on my 07 at 200k miles. It was the top on on the left side. Got a pinhole leak from rubbing against the head. The new one is longer, so wont do that. Probably will be good until I hit 500k miles.  :038:

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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #3 on: 05 June, 2021, 10:46:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog
So I'm presuming those larger hoses are help on with screw rightened jubilee clips? AND don't forget to slide the clip over the hose first  :192:
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Thanks for the advice

My large hoses have stainless steel worm gear style clips....and Iím considering replacing them with thermo spring tension hose clips like cars have on rad hoses...
Last Edit: 05 June, 2021, 10:48:02 PM by Zevk
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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #4 on: 05 June, 2021, 10:46:27 PM
This is a good idea - cheap insurance. I think I'll add this job to my list for this winter.

Time does fly!  This week marks five years since I bought my 2012 (and joined this forum!). Here it is on the showroom floor back in 2016.



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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #5 on: 07 June, 2021, 08:41:45 PM
Replaced all of mine when I got the current tiger. I had leaks on my previous tiger, from the connection to the radiator or engine. I think they have to be tightened harder when they get older. Helped to tighten them while hot.






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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #6 on: 07 June, 2021, 09:14:05 PM
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
This is a good idea - cheap insurance. I think I'll add this job to my list for this winter.

Time does fly!  This week marks five years since I bought my 2012 (and joined this forum!). Here it is on the showroom floor back in 2016.



And yesterday sitting next to the new kid on the block




Guessing the pan belongs to a friend??? would be interested to hear what he has to say, looking forward to trying one when they are available

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Re: Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Reply #7 on: 08 June, 2021, 11:20:02 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
Guessing the pan belongs to a friend??? would be interested to hear what he has to say, looking forward to trying one when they are available

I stopped by my local dealer for a test ride since their demo unit had just arrived. The first customer who rode it bought it. I guess that says something about the bike (and the dealer who sold their only demo unit). I never got my test ride!

Rumor has it the crusty old shop mechanic smiled for the first time in 15 years after riding the PA. He was the only person to ride it other than the customer who bought it.

...and my apologies for highjacking the thread!  :430:
Last Edit: 08 June, 2021, 11:40:20 PM by JohnnyWheels
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